Period
to 9 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK > England
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 411 343 274
Rank change year-on-year -68 -69 -42
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 259 679 910
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.77% 0.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.33% 4.76% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 455 598
Median daily rate £525 £525 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.53% +8.15%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £363
90th Percentile £700 £650 £588
UK median daily rate £525 £514 £490
% change year-on-year +2.19% +4.85% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -18.75%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.54
% change year-on-year - -1.52% -11.15%

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7,784 14,257 15,225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.29% 16.10% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,978 9,276 10,154
Median daily rate £463 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +4.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £263 £290 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £454 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.42% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 281 339
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.76 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.61% -1.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.61 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.70
% change year-on-year +19.94% +0.32% -1.58%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 6 months to 9 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -55 111 £475 -13.64% 30
South East +75 74 £475 -4.04% 9
North of England +26 41 £644 +28.75% 1
North West +34 22 £475 -9.52%
East of England +16 22 £575 +21.05% 3
Yorkshire +38 15 £600 +26.32% 1
Midlands +19 9 £663 +32.50%
West Midlands +42 6 £650 +44.44%
North East +27 5 £688 +89.66%
East Midlands +14 3 £675 +32.35%
South West +17 2 - - 1
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 130 (50.19%) Java
2 83 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (31.66%) IBM
3 82 (31.66%) Oracle
4 71 (27.41%) Linux
5 58 (22.39%) J2EE
6 57 (22.01%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (20.85%) SQL
8 51 (19.69%) JavaScript
9 50 (19.31%) E-Commerce
10 47 (18.15%) Tomcat
11 46 (17.76%) WebSphere MQ
11 46 (17.76%) Jenkins
12 44 (16.99%) XML
13 43 (16.60%) HTML
13 43 (16.60%) Migration
14 42 (16.22%) HTTP
15 41 (15.83%) Finance
15 41 (15.83%) Spring
16 38 (14.67%) SOAP
17 37 (14.29%) CSS
17 37 (14.29%) Apache
18 36 (13.90%) PL/SQL
19 35 (13.51%) Web Services
19 35 (13.51%) SDLC
19 35 (13.51%) AWS
19 35 (13.51%) Open Source
20 34 (13.13%) Maximo
20 34 (13.13%) WebLogic
21 33 (12.74%) .NET

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (18.15%) Tomcat
2 37 (14.29%) Apache
3 34 (13.13%) WebLogic
4 28 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 24 (9.27%) JBoss
6 23 (8.88%) nginx
7 20 (7.72%) BizTalk Server
8 19 (7.34%) IIS
9 18 (6.95%) Jetty
9 18 (6.95%) Mongrel
10 8 (3.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (3.09%) SAS
11 7 (2.70%) Apache ServiceMix
11 7 (2.70%) Red Hat Fuse
12 6 (2.32%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (1.93%) Apache Spark
13 5 (1.93%) Confluence
13 5 (1.93%) GemFire
14 4 (1.54%) GlassFish
14 4 (1.54%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 15 (5.79%) Photoshop
1 15 (5.79%) Sketch
2 7 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 34 (13.13%) Maximo
2 22 (8.49%) Magento
3 16 (6.18%) Shopify
4 5 (1.93%) NetSuite
5 4 (1.54%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 35 (13.51%) AWS
2 24 (9.27%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (8.11%) GCP
3 21 (8.11%) GitHub
4 18 (6.95%) Google App Engine
5 17 (6.56%) Boomi
6 13 (5.02%) Azure
7 8 (3.09%) Apigee
8 7 (2.70%) OpenShift
9 6 (2.32%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.93%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (1.93%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (1.93%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (1.93%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (1.93%) Office 365
10 5 (1.93%) SaaS
11 4 (1.54%) Serverless
12 3 (1.16%) Azure Functions
12 3 (1.16%) iPaaS
13 2 (0.77%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.22%) HTTP
2 28 (10.81%) FTP
3 21 (8.11%) SSL
3 21 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 20 (7.72%) DHCP
4 20 (7.72%) DNS
5 18 (6.95%) IPsec
6 7 (2.70%) Firewall
7 5 (1.93%) DSL
8 4 (1.54%) DMZ
8 4 (1.54%) Extranet
8 4 (1.54%) Intranet
8 4 (1.54%) Network Security
9 2 (0.77%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.77%) VLAN
9 2 (0.77%) VPN
9 2 (0.77%) WinSCP
10 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.39%) LAN
10 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.79%) MySQL
3 14 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.63%) DB2
5 10 (3.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.32%) Big Data
7 5 (1.93%) MariaDB
7 5 (1.93%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.54%) Adabas
9 2 (0.77%) Endeca
9 2 (0.77%) Jackrabbit
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.39%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.39%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.39%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 46 (17.76%) Jenkins
2 31 (11.97%) Git (software)
3 24 (9.27%) JUnit
4 21 (8.11%) Maven
5 18 (6.95%) Ant
5 18 (6.95%) JIRA
5 18 (6.95%) Travis CI
6 16 (6.18%) Mockito
7 14 (5.41%) git-flow
7 14 (5.41%) Gradle
7 14 (5.41%) JMeter
8 13 (5.02%) Grunt
8 13 (5.02%) Jasmine
8 13 (5.02%) Karma Test Runner
9 8 (3.09%) Selenium
9 8 (3.09%) Subversion
10 6 (2.32%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.32%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.93%) Liquibase
11 5 (1.93%) Protractor
General
1 41 (15.83%) Finance
2 24 (9.27%) Games
3 19 (7.34%) Banking
4 17 (6.56%) Retail
5 12 (4.63%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.93%) Back Office
7 4 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.54%) Law
7 4 (1.54%) Legal
7 4 (1.54%) Police
8 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) International Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (43.24%) Developer
2 35 (13.51%) Java Developer
3 30 (11.58%) Architect
4 26 (10.04%) Maximo Developer
5 19 (7.34%) Analyst
6 18 (6.95%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (5.41%) Consultant
7 14 (5.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 11 (4.25%) React Developer
9 10 (3.86%) BizTalk Developer
10 9 (3.47%) Business Analyst
10 9 (3.47%) WebSphere Developer
11 8 (3.09%) E-Commerce Analyst
11 8 (3.09%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
12 7 (2.70%) Development Engineer
12 7 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.32%) Integration Developer
13 6 (2.32%) Site Engineer
13 6 (2.32%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 5 (1.93%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (22.39%) J2EE
2 46 (17.76%) WebSphere MQ
3 44 (16.99%) XML
4 43 (16.60%) HTML
5 41 (15.83%) Spring
6 38 (14.67%) SOAP
7 37 (14.29%) CSS
8 35 (13.51%) Web Services
9 33 (12.74%) .NET
10 29 (11.20%) AngularJS
11 28 (10.81%) RESTful
12 24 (9.27%) Middleware
13 22 (8.49%) RabbitMQ
14 21 (8.11%) JSON
15 20 (7.72%) HTML5
16 19 (7.34%) Servlets
17 18 (6.95%) JSP
18 17 (6.56%) JMS
18 17 (6.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 17 (6.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.27%) User Experience
2 18 (6.95%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 13 (5.02%) W3C
6 10 (3.86%) Mobile Payment
7 8 (3.09%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.32%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.32%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.93%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.54%) PKI
11 3 (1.16%) DataPower
11 3 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.16%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.77%) Clustering
12 2 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.77%) Vector Graphics
13 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.39%) e-Learning
13 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 71 (27.41%) Linux
2 19 (7.34%) Unix
3 13 (5.02%) Windows
4 9 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.93%) Solaris
5 5 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.16%) VMS
7 2 (0.77%) AIX
7 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (22.01%) Continuous Integration
3 50 (19.31%) E-Commerce
4 43 (16.60%) Migration
5 35 (13.51%) Open Source
5 35 (13.51%) SDLC
6 32 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (10.81%) DevOps
8 25 (9.65%) Configuration Management
9 23 (8.88%) Waterfall
10 22 (8.49%) Scrum
10 22 (8.49%) Unit Testing
11 20 (7.72%) API Development
12 18 (6.95%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 18 (6.95%) Sprint Planning
13 17 (6.56%) Wireframes
14 15 (5.79%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 15 (5.79%) Story Points
15 14 (5.41%) ITIL
16 13 (5.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 130 (50.19%) Java
2 54 (20.85%) SQL
3 51 (19.69%) JavaScript
4 36 (13.90%) PL/SQL
5 22 (8.49%) Shell Script
6 21 (8.11%) Python
7 14 (5.41%) Kotlin
8 10 (3.86%) C#
9 9 (3.47%) Ruby
10 8 (3.09%) PHP
11 6 (2.32%) Groovy
12 5 (1.93%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.93%) ES6
12 5 (1.93%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.54%) C++
13 4 (1.54%) JCL
13 4 (1.54%) Natural
13 4 (1.54%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (4.25%) Degree
4 6 (2.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.16%) CISSP
6 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.39%) ISEB
7 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.18%) QA
2 3 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.34%) Xen
3 16 (6.18%) Docker
4 2 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.77%) XenApp
5 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.39%) KVM
5 1 (0.39%) NFS
5 1 (0.39%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 26 (10.04%) Puppet
2 15 (5.79%) Ansible
2 15 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.09%) Terraform
4 6 (2.32%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.32%) Nagios
5 5 (1.93%) CFEngine
5 5 (1.93%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (1.93%) SCCM
6 4 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.77%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.77%) Control-M
7 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.77%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.77%) vMotion
8 1 (0.39%) Kibana
Vendors
1 82 (31.66%) IBM
1 82 (31.66%) Oracle
2 30 (11.58%) Microsoft
3 24 (9.27%) VMware
4 19 (7.34%) Google
4 19 (7.34%) hybris
5 17 (6.56%) Dell
5 17 (6.56%) MuleSoft
6 11 (4.25%) TIBCO
7 10 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (3.47%) Splunk
9 8 (3.09%) Adobe
10 7 (2.70%) Axway
10 7 (2.70%) Fiorano
10 7 (2.70%) Jitterbit
10 7 (2.70%) Talend
10 7 (2.70%) webMethods
11 5 (1.93%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (1.54%) Remedy
12 4 (1.54%) Software AG